Photo: Award ceremony at Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto Ontario, February 6, 2013 Left to right: Gee Keating (spouse); Larry Keating; The Honourable David C. Onley – Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; Lieutenant-Commander Albert Wong – Deputy Chief Aide de Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Larry Keating was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Presented by His Honour David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to Larry at a gala event at Roy Thompson Hall, Larry was cited for “his work as a pioneer in computer innovation, for working on projects in the public interest, and for his support of numerous charitable organizations.”
The medal, created to honour the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne, honours Canadians who have made significant contributions and achievements to the country.
In addition to founding Keating Technologies in 1987 that still operates today, and No Panic Computing in 2008, Larry currently serves as a technical advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario for the Aboriginal Computer Literacy Program and has been recognized as an Ambassador for Privacy by Design by the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Larry was a member of the Chair’s Advisory Council on e-Government and served for eight years as the founding chairman of the Ministers’ Technology Advisory Group for the Province of Ontario.
Born and raised in Guelph Ontario and now a resident of Markham, Larry is an author and speaker on technology, security, privacy and business issues. He has served on a number of volunteer advisory boards and committees such as the Seneca College Campaign Cabinet, the Premier’s Technology Dinner, and the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation Campaign Cabinet. He and his companies support a variety of charitable organizations, and he is proudly a 14-time house league soccer coach for his son’s teams.